On Sunday 9 October, participants of the Horticulture & Landscaping Course (HCL 001) completed their course with a study trip to the Botanical Garden at Putrajaya. The educational tour was led by Dr. Chen, lead of the Landscaping Team at Wisdom Park and focused mainly on the trees in the Park’s botanical theme sector of ‘Forest Fringe’.
Participants were introduced to the various species of Southeast Asian forest trees; juvenile saplings of these same native species have also been planted at Wisdom Park. They learned about the features, growth and uses of the mature specimens at the Botanical Garden. Reflecting that these forest trees take decades to develop into lush canopies, we rejoice in being able to plant them for the comfort and refuge of Dhamma practitioners in years to come.
We extend our appreciation to Dr. Chen, the organisers and course participants for their dedication and efforts in the successful completion of this inaugural programme. As the greenery on the grounds of Wisdom Park take shape, the Landscaping Team and volunteers will play a more crucial role in its proper maintenance and care. Sadhu anumodana!